Computed tomography and appendiceal abscess: Special applicability in the elderly

Bronwyn Jones, Elliot K. Fishman, Stanley S. Siegelman

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Abstract

Five cases are presented in which appendiceal abscesses were demonstrated by computed tomography (CT) and confirmed at surgery. In another, a feces-filled cecum led to a false positive diagnosis of appendiceal abscess, and this is included as an instructive case. Three of the patients were elderly, with an atypical presentation; in these, CT was especially important in clarifying the diagnosis by including appendiceal abscess in the differential diagnosis of pelvic pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-438
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1983

Keywords

  • Appendix, abscess
  • Appendix, calcification
  • Computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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